Old 04-16-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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Ive been trying to get a good shot with the Old Reading Station but the way the station faces is hard to get the right lighting angle.

Any chance of this ever getting accepted?

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Old 04-16-2014, 09:58 PM   #2
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I wouldn't be so hopeful about getting that shot on. I think it might be possible at that location, but you may want to retry on a day with less than stellar lighting. This specific shot is also a bit underexposed, needs better contrast and is not composed very well. The train seems a bit haphazard, as if you couldn't decide whether to take a train shot or a depot shot.

I'd also consider going B&W here.
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I wouldn't be so hopeful about getting that shot on. I think it might be possible at that location, but you may want to retry on a day with less than stellar lighting. This specific shot is also a bit underexposed, needs better contrast and is not composed very well. The train seems a bit haphazard, as if you couldn't decide whether to take a train shot or a depot shot.

I'd also consider going B&W here.
Ive got 4 shots of this. First the train is just coming around the bend, second was as he was just entering the the station, The current one and the Fourth was as he just passed the main building.. I couldn't figure which one to go with, but i tried the BW look and I must say has the nostalgic feel to it =)
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Heres a black and white version with more emphasis on the station.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/123313...3/13904021035/

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Old 04-16-2014, 11:12 PM   #5
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Ive been trying to get a good shot with the Old Reading Station but the way the station faces is hard to get the right lighting angle.
Shawn, use this website: http://suncalc.net

Put the sun behind you with your shadow pointing in the same direction you're facing for that rejected shot. Probably an early morning or late evening shot (not sure which direction that train is going).
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Shawn, use this website: http://suncalc.net

Put the sun behind you with your shadow pointing in the same direction you're facing for that rejected shot. Probably an early morning or late evening shot (not sure which direction that train is going).
Thanks Jim... Handy app to have... Im gonna attempt the shot again tom earlier..
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